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Dr. Ramesh Shastri

Dr.RAMESH SHASTRI (2 August 1935-30 April 2010) , poet & Lyricist. He wrote a very popular song from Film Barsaat “Hawa mein udta jaaye”. Raj Kapoor issued an advertisement for songs of his film Barsat.(1949). For "Har Har Mahadev” he wrote -Kankar kankar se puchu shankar mera kaha hein – and – Gunjan karata Bhavara ( Geeta Dutt – Avinash Vyas). He hailed from a village Diyor from Bhavnagar state (Gujarat), He left home and went to Benaras to study Sanskrit from where he got degree of Visharad, He then came to Gujarat and studied in St.Xaviers College (Ahmedabad) later on he done Ph.D. in Sanskrit. He Served in Ayurvedic colleges at Bhavnagar,Baroda and Ahmedabad. He retired in 1990. Though he wrote such lyrics in films he was not very ambitious about film industry mainly because of his Pure religious thinking. He was invited by Raj Kapoor many times but could not think of settling down in Mumbai and ignored his invitations. His Bhajans under pen name of "Ram Sharan" were aired from Radio Ceylon. He suffered cerebral Palsy and was handicapped for ten years. He died on 30th April 2010 in Amdavad.